In what decade was this taken?

Heather says,

“I’m trying to approximate the decade of this photo.”


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Oregon State Library – Dating Old Photos

Mark your calendar, on July 9th I have been asked to talk at the Oregon State Library  about “Dating an Old Photo”. A few years ago I spoke on the same subject to this group and we had a bunch of fun. The participants are encouraged to bring their own older photos which the group and I will review for details about the date of the photo, age of the subject, clothing, socio-economic status and any specific details we can glean. I think they allow guests, but give them a call.

Best to call about reservations – Limited seating!

July 9th, Oregon State Library, Room 103, 11:00-12:00

Mailing Address:
Willamette Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2083
Salem, OR 97308-2083


Oregon State Library Reference Room
Genealogy Volunteer Phone:
(503) 378-5708

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Alice’s Upload? 40s, 50s or 60s

Can we help Alice date this relative?

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